Nokia recently launched the Asha 311 touchscreen phone in the Indian market and I had a chance to play with it. After spending enough time with the phone, I realized the fact that its one of the best phones available in India which comes packed with such good features.
Considering the fact that the Nokia Asha is priced just at Rs. 7139(MRP) and is available for as low as Rs. 6200 with some of the retailers, it becomes the best phone currently packed with some many features in its price-range.
Here are some notable features which makes it an ideal phone for a budget conscious customer!
The Asha 311 comes with a 3″ capacitive touchscreen with the screen resolution of 240 x 400. The pixel density of approximately 155ppi ensures clear picture without any distortion!
Download unlimited Songs for FREE
This phone comes equipped with the Nokia Music, which allows more than 45 lakh songs to be downloaded for free. All the latest Bollywood songs along with international classics can be downloaded without paying a penny! As all these songs are DRM free, you can share these songs with your friends over Bluetooth and other connectivity option legally!
40 premium EA Games for FREE (Angry Birds too)
You get premium game titles like NFS Shift and more from EA for FREE with the Asha 311. Due to a partnership between Nokia and EA, these games are exclusively brought to the ASHA series of phones! You also get the Angry Birds game pre-loaded in this phone!
WhatsApp pre-loaded along with Zomato, Nimbuzz, etc
Youth today wants to stay connected with their friends on-the-go and WhatsApp is the preferred medium. Nokia has pre-loaded WhatsApp on this phone to keep you in-touch with your friends anywhere you go! Also, other most-used Apps like Nimbuzz, Zomato, etc also are preloaded.
Powerful 1GHz processor
The Asha 311 comes with a powerful 1GHz processor so that the users do not feel any lack to power. All the Apps work smoothly and you don’t have to think about your phone slowing down!
Swipe UI similar to N9
The Nokia N9 was an iconic phone with the Swipe UI which helps you shift between screens by swiping your finger on the screen of phone. The Asha 311 also comes with the Asha Smart UI which is similar to that of the N9 and helps you move between various screens with a swipe. It also features the pull-down menu to help you manage your connectivity options and other most-used Apps with just a swipe!
Scratch resistant Gorilla glass
Touchscreen phones look ugly with scratches and result in performance degradation too! The Nokia Asha 311 comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass which is scratch resistant. So, you don’t need to worry about scratches on the screen of your phone!
3G and WiFi connectivity options along with Bluetooth
Usually budget phones do not come with a lot of connectivity options. But, the Nokia Asha 311 packs in a whole lot of connectivity options including 3G connectivity, Bluetooth and WiFi.
Nokia hasn’t just packed a bunch of features in this phone, but also ensured that the phone looks sleek and smart! With just 12.9mm thickness and weight of 95grams; it is easy to handle and comfortable to use.
Social Connectivity to Twitter and Facebook via Native clients
Without Facebook and Twitter the world would seem disconnected. The Asha 311 packs in the default Apps of various Social Networks to keep users connected to their friends. You can now share your activities and updates with your friends anytime and from anywhere!
Some more Goodness
Nokia also packs in the Nokia Maps with this phone to help you find your destination with ease. All the data in the Maps which is available on high-end phones is being packed for the Asha 311 too!
It also features a 3.2 MP EDoF Camera capable of video shooting at 25fps. Not to forget, the output sound quality of the speaker is just great!
Nokia also packs a 2GB microSD card with the phone and the memory can be extended upto 32GB by the user.
Indians have always cherished Nokia as their favorite mobile brand and Nokia always does something to make us feel loved. Nokia has partnered with Airtel to make 4GB of 3G data available to Asha 311 customers for FREE to be used for 4 months!
Without-a-doubt, all these features make the Nokia Asha 311 the preferred choice within the Rs. 7000 budget!